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Poster: Reade Date: Aug 1, 2019 5:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy Birthday 77 to Jerry Garcia 8/1/42

That the people doing the light show at the Family Dog in August of '69 went on strike is pretty hilarious. Like it was a real job. Love it. Those hippies were just so dang adorable.

Jerry showed up round midnight at the Dead gig (after appearing elsewhere with Hunter, or Nelson, or somebody) I suspect hoping to play, only to find to his surprise that things hadn't been sorted out yet. His absence from the scene at show time had more to do with avoiding conflict than refusing to cross a picket line I will posit.
But history is left to the winners, or at the least the folks still alive.